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the importance of growth. i just came from a hearing in the energy subcommittee of energy and commerce. we were fortunate enough to hear from the -- one of the members of the railroad commission in texas. the railroad commission doesn't have anything to do with trains any more, it has to do with energy. the commissioner from texas was at the committee hearing and i asked him a question, i said in the ryan budget that we will hear about tomorrow, there is an estimate of $11 billion over the next 10 years that will be paid to the federal government because of development of oil and natural gas on federal land. i said i'm from texas. that number seems a little bit light to me. i would expect the amount of revenue produced on federal lands from oil and gas production, assuming we don't legislate it out of existence through the environmental protection agency, he said in texas the two-year budget figure for oil and goes coverage taxes is $7 billion. well, that would be a significantly greater amount than the $11 billion estimated in the ryan budget. i asked mr. ryan about this last night at the rule
for the economy and the cost of doing business is energy, and creating a low- carbon economy should create jobs rather than costing them. this was a major step forward for new nuclear. ourwe are also announcing intention to take two major carbon caption storage programs, to support the altar- low vehicles -- a mission vehicles in britain, and on that occasion in a non-partisan way about the damage energy costs are doing to the famous ceramics industry. and the levies for the industry. we will provide support for energy intensive industries beyond 2015 and we will lift the assigned contracts, and the expectation is increasing investment but i also want britain to tap into new services so i am --l energy, i have a shell gas field for early investment, and this will be available via -- alongside proposals to allow local communities to benefit. this is part of the future and we will make this happen. we can help companies grow and succeed by building infrastructure, and supporting successful site -- and that is whatctors, this government set out to achieve, and that is what we are delivering. a sur
, we can do some things around the iranians. impeded the access of the world to energy by causing incident in the gulf terry we cannot -- in the gulf, which our navy can overcome. we cannot prevent insurance companies from quadrupling the costs of acquiring energy. there is an enormously negative impact on the global economy. particularly in asia. every adjourning area next to iran is susceptible to a local war which used to be called people's war. passivelyus to be friendly, expecting soviet reactions. likelyasked what is the soviet reaction by the president of the united states? they may state border incidents, we have had lots of them. then he says they may invade us from mongolia where they have 22 armored divisions and strike southward towards beijing directly. he says we will use people's war, and i know what he meant. the kind of things we experienced also. people's wars do not end quickly. we are not going to kill all iranians. inn if they do these things the region. the protracted conflict will make this experience a bit -- make this experience of a decade ago seemed like
it. and push the only problem that divide us today. consider the facts. take energy, with our new drilling technology, america will soon have an energy surplus. this is trillions of dollars in new wealth for americans. trillions of dollars. oreign-policy not overly influenced by oil. how about food? america will be the saudi arabia of grain in a century when the world is clamoring for more food. just as crude oil determines the wealth and power of nations in the latter part of the last century, we will do so in this century. rapid advances are transformed at a breathtaking pace. manufacturing jobs that were shipped to china a decade ago are now returning to america. beingime, the work is performed by our robots. the good news is, there are robots built in america by american workers. by low energy cost, they create a new wave of energy manufacturing in this country. classes of diseases are on the verge of being eradicated by manipulating individual molecules on the surfaces of living sales. -- living cells. never getting lost, never having accidents, already a prototype car has dr
between having a good education and getting a job. secondly, we need a national energy policy to ensure that we have clean and inexpensive energy across the long-term. if you look at the history of successful economies, the two most important numbers are the cost of money and the cost of energy. third, we have to reform our immigration system and, fourth, we have to invest in our infrastructure. to do these things requires investments. and we will fundamentally not be able to make these investments unless we, as i said, reform our entitlement programs and raise revenues. we're confronted with two choices in our budgets. and these are insufficient choices. the american people deserve better. on one hand we have a choice where we don't recognize the reality of where the entitlement programs are going. and then the other choice is we slash and cut the critical investments we need to make to have a future. we can do better. each party likes to take the high ground on a balanced approach. but what does that really mean? to me a balanced approach means several things. first, we need additiona
in the gulf is the trade of energy between the gulf and asia. as we talk about burden sharing, what is the world for partnerships, while the country's already close allies and countries which are not allies, but which are relying on an energy from the gulf? should we be thinking about that differently in the budget context you have described? >> that is the argument you here. like 27like this -- things the united states can achieve a level of independence. why would we continue to be concerned about the energy that flows out of the gulf? my answer to that is i did not go to the gulf in 1991 and stayed there for about the next 20 years because of oil. that is not why i went, not what my children wet. we went there because we thought that a region of the war where we had not -- except for a few bilateral relationships, where we had not invested in me -- much of our band with in intellectual energy, commitment -- we went there in 1991 because of the-- because aggression of hussain, but we went there because the future of the region was typed our future, and not too distant, oil, but ra
to work this year with specific and targeted investments, while investing also in education, energy, research and infrastructure and keeping our commitment to america's seniors. our plan is fair, balanced, reasonable and responsible. it is pro-growth, pro-people, pro-america and approach favored by the majority in this country. i yield back the balance of my time. mr. horsford: thank you, congresswoman bass. and to focus on jobs and investing in our future, the fact that is pro-growth, pro-people and 70% of the american people support this type of approach is why the c.b.c. is offering this as an alternative to the house republican majority. and to speak further on the pro-growth needs of this budget, my representative -- my colleague, i should say in the new freshman class. it's been a delight to get to know her, the gentlelady from ohio, representative beatty. mrs. beatty: thank you so much. thank you, mr. speaker. i rise today to discuss house budget committee chairman ryan's fiscal year 2014 budget and democratic alternatives that work. i first want to thank my colleague, mr. ho
created the universe, that energy that screens out for an explanation about how something can be created out of nothing -- that energy that screams out for an explanation. not just having some rocks and some gas floating around the universe, but the intention to have creatures, including one type of creature with whom he could have a relationship. that would be us. i believe god chose the mechanism of evolution in order to accomplish that goal. >> i looked for the strongest criticism i could find of you on amazon, where they have all of those reviews. i want to read the paragraph to you and get you to react, because you got a lot of positives, but you got a lot of negatives too, which i know you are used to. this is not signed. this was back in 2006. "one would hope that it would be immediately obvious to collins that there is nothing about seeing a frozen waterfall, no matter how frozen, that offers the slightest collaboration of the doctrine of christianity, but it was not obvious to him, and it will not be obvious to -- if theis readers, beauty of nature can mean that this is the son
our domestic demand. today new technologies have enabled us to access previously inaccessible energy resources, and almost overnight america's energy resource picture flipped from deficit to surplus. in the past five years we've become stronger as a nation through the developed of these god-given resources. as a result we are more competitive. from low income to the high tax brackets, everyone is benefiting. the future's bright but only if we educate the half truths and begin telling the real story of america's natural gas revolution. the stories about technology, private sector innovation, investment, financial risk, thousands of new jobs, new competition, new growth, a growing and better standard of living for more americans, lower energy costs, new industries, a revitalized energy sector, more jobs, more growth, energy security and optimism. this is the story of america's natural gas revolution. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the entleman's time has expired. for what purpose does the gentlelady from illinois seek recognition? >> i ask unanimous consent to address the house
wages for the american people. supporting the keystone pipeline and american made energy means more jobs for the american people and lower energy prices. repealing obamacare and supporting patient centered reforms means more jobs and lower health care costs for the american people. and protecting and strengthening medicare means a more secure retirement for older americans. more fairness and kibblet for marched working taxpayers. in 1990's president clinton worked with a republican congress to grow the economy and to restrain spending. in the 1990's, the balanced budget agreement actually resulted in a much faster balanced budget than anybody anticipated. balancing the budget was a major accomplishment for republicans in the 1990's, and also part of president clinton's legacy. i would hope that president obama would learn from that. the american people overwhelmingly support balancing our budgets. and the budget the senate democrats are considering never balances, ever. that means more debt, fewer jobs, and, frankly, much higher taxes from the american people. we certainly hope the presi
voting for the keystone pipeline. american-made energy means more jobs and lowering energy prices for the marn people. supporting patient-centered reforms means more jobs and lower health care costs for the american people. and protecting and strengthening medicare meeds a secure retirement for older americans. cutting waste means more airness and accountability for hardworking taxpayers. doing this means preserving the american dream, which is what we were sent here to do. we've balanced the budget before. 1997, republican congress working with a democrat president, bill clinton, came together to put the plan that would in fact balance the budget and we did. for four years ran a budget surplus. the president has an opportunity during this critical debate to come forward and to help make this part of his legacy like it has become part of the clinton legacy. working together on behalf of the american people to solve what we know is a crisis in our country. we can't continue to spend money that we don't have. it's as simple as that. when you spent more money than you brought in for
more jobs for the american people and lower energy prices. " means morebamacare jobs and lower health-care costs. and protecting and strengthening medicare means a more secure retirement for older americans. cutting waste means more fairness for hard-working taxpayers cricket in the 1990's, clinton worked with a republican congress to grow the economy and restrain spending. result7 agreement unnamed much faster balanced budget than anybody anticipated. balancing the budget was a major accomplishment for republicans and part of president clinton's legacy. i would hope that president obama would learn from that. the american people support balancing our budgets, and the budgets that democrats are considering never balances, ever. that means more debt, fewer jobs, and much higher taxes from the american people. we hope the president will change his mind and submit a plan that balances the budget. let's be clear, democrats in this town who reject the goal of balancing the budget are out of step. the american people know you cannot continue to spend money you do not have. i did not come he
walked into the building a few days ago, people came up to me to say, "and thanks for giving us energy an inspiration." what are you talking about? i get that from you. there are those that are undermining american exceptionalism. but i had some thoughts that i wanted to start out with, and it was about three weeks ago. i am with a group that negotiates. i was sitting in a conference, and they had an expert on the middle east there, and he began to talk to us about how the muslim brotherhood and the arabs bring that has taken place, and summer and fall and maybe another spring, that is according to him a hollow ideology, and they are willing to die for what they believe in, and i listened to that, and i thought, i have gone to church here in western europe, and there are museums, if americans do not go over there, there are museums every day but sunday, and where is the hollow ideology? i listened to one of those representatives say to us that he had inadvertently -- as a christian, everyone suspected his agenda was rooted in his christian beliefs and that he in any waye seen other tha
, their energy, their ambition lways gives me hope. and i see the same spirit in the young people here today. i believe that you will shape our future and given the ties etween our country i believe our future is bound to ours. inaudible] >> this is part of the lively debate that we talked about. his is good. i have to say we actually arranged for that because it ade me feel at home. i wouldn't feel comfortable if i didn't have at least one he cannler. -- heckler. i would like to focus on how we -- and when i say we in particular young people -- can work together to make progress in three areas that will define our times. security, peace, and rosperity. let me begin with security. i am proud that the security relationship between the united states and israel has never been stronger. never. more exercises between our military, more exchanges among our political and military and intelligence officials than ever before, the largest program to date to help you retain your qual tative military edge. these are the facts, these aren't my opinions. these are facts. but to me this is not simply measured
of the party and the vision of the party. but it is going on. >> as the party failed to harness the energy and enthusiasm of people who identify with the tea party? >> i do not think so. we control the house today because of the tea party. we gained because we had these new voters. i came into the republican party in 1984 from the democratic party. i was a reagan democrat. i changed, and at that time there was a lot of friction inside the party from these conservative democrats from the south and ethnic democrats in the northeast and midwest coming into the republican party, and we won. in 1994, a lot of perot voters were coming in. we'd won here we have had this tea party coming in, and there is friction, but we won the in the midterm. i think we will win again in the next midterm. i do not think friction inside a party is a sign of dynamism, and the fact is over time this friction will ease a little bit and the focus will be on how to weave when against democrats. >> if force is good, it is overrated. i am glad that it is you all. in 1976 -- the reagan wing of the party took over, and th
are legislating -- and i can also tell him where not going to carry on with a proposal made by the previous energy secretary which was about 179 pounds on everybody's bill. we decided to scrap that. >> ed miliband. [shouting] >> trento want to ask the primers about the situation in cyprus. can the prime minister update the house what is being done to protect the british nationals including our armed forces who have deposits in cyprus banks? >> the leader of the opposition raises and externally important issue, and a very sensitive and difficult time for the republic of cyprus. first of all on the issue of anyone who is in cyprus because they've been sent there by the british government in the armed forces, m.o.d., or the foreign office, we've guaranteed that they won't anyway lose out in terms of their earnings or their savings. that is the first thing to say. we've also sure that money will be available which is why a plane with the money was sent to cyprus last night. in terms of, in terms of british citizens in cyprus, assumed our many thousands, of course we cannot insure them against any loss
. the local county is consenting and ready to negotiate with the department of energy. in advance of yucca mountain even receiving its first delivery, we will work with the state, nye county and surrounding communities to provide incentives to benefit the people of nevada and their communities. we will address infrastructure needs, providing additional groundwater monitoring, build rail spurs, providing benefits outside of the yucca mountain project. as we look to make nuclear processing viable in the future, we can establish research dollars to our universities in the state to be loords in this field, and -- leaders in this field, and we will best fit their needs. this will mean thousands of direct or indirect jobs throughout nevada. before even of these incentives are discussed, we know the project will yield 2,500 direct jobs on its own for more than 25 years under the current permit. even after 50 years as the project winds down there would still mean more than 500 direct jobs. construction of a rail spur could require an additional 1,000 workers and 300 permanent jobs for decades to c
in the energy sector, that is, counties and metro areas that have a strong energy sector, north dakota in a secular -- particular. host: what affects publishing growth? -- population growth? guest: employment. federal grants are driven by a formula that excludes population estimates. if you are and orange counties are losing -- population, that might be problematic because grants are tied to your population estimates. not that they don't trust the census, but their numbers are closely tied to funding. you talked about publishing growth and concentration. why is that significant? it is a two-part thing. the country overall is growing slower than it was 10 years ago. the growth is more concentrated than it was. you have counties that are gaining and even fewer that are gaining a lot of people. half of the country's population last year to be accounted for the 46th largest gaining counties. populationcentrated growth, even more so than 10 years ago. it took about 63 counties to get to that 50% mark. host: beecher in greenville, kentucky. urban caller. good morning. theer: my question is f
. particularly on the issues that she knew a lot about, which in alaska, are energy and the environment. and so when i got back, after that, i decided i would write a story about her. i mean, i heard a little bit about her. you don't hear much about alaska politics down here, for heaven's sake. she had run against the incumbent governor, republican, had defeated in the primarily then won the election in 2006 which was not a good republican year, but alaska is a pretty republican state and she won. so there she was in 2007. so i came back. i interviewed a bunch of people by phone and talked to her twice. i interviewed her twice on the phone and wrote a piece for "the weekly standard" about sarah palin. it was the first piece written about her in the national magazine in the united states. i don't go around bragging that i discovered her. >> the reason i ask you about this is here's "the weekly standard" magazine. this is a recent issue. most weeks, how many pages? 36 or so. >> 36 or 40. >> when did you know that column might have had an impact, led eventually to john mccain choosing her as vice
a failing bankrupt solar energy company. and so for the rest of them, these hardworking americans, they want an opportunity and they want a main street economy that if they work hard and they play by the rules, every american can succeed. finally, the people i represent , they believe it's just immoral, immoral to saddle our children with these trillions of dollars of debt. that's why i'm proud to support both the republican study committee budget and the republican budget. they'll bring us a vibrant economy with a whole new tax code which is fairer, flatter, simpler and more competitive, a budget that is guaranteed to grow jobs and paychecks. contrary to the democrat budget, no tax increases on nobody. we quit spending money we don't have, and i know my democratic colleague is very sensitive about the balance issue, because they have a budget which never balances. the american people demand one. the republican study committee and the house republican budget deliver it for a fairer economy, for a balanced budget, for a greater future for our children. we need to support these republican budg
economist at the federal energy regulatory commission. finally, we have with us mr. william mcgee. journalist, writer, and consumer advocate for consumers union. of former editor in chief the report travel letter and a member of the department transportation future of aviation the advisory committee. thank you for appearing before our subcommittee today. i would ask all witnesses to rise and raise their right hand as i administer the oath. testimonyirm that the you are about to give the committee will be the whole truth, the truth, and nothing but the truth, so help you, god? thank you. now we will begin our testimony with mr. thomas horton. >> thank you. i appreciate the invitation to testify and what did you would like to explain why this merger will have a positive outcome for customers, people, and financial stakeholders. thanks to the extraordinary efforts of our people who are with us here today, we are on the verge of completing one of the most successful corporate restructurings ever. andave renegotiated leases optimized fleet facilities and achieve certain stability with
to make a decision whether it is worth your time and energy to go to court to do a motion. you would still have to make that decision. >> a mandate would have several benefits. now, some make different choices than others. we would prefer to work with service providers and the community has, historically. we would rather resolve this in a cooperative manner and find a mandate they can all go to rather than make it an adversarial situation. every day, a partner with us and save the victims and get us the information we need. >> anyone can answer this question. we are asking about the subpoena affective it now. one thing i like about subpoenas is if a person whose records you are asking for feels it is just an expedition or some other violation of their rights, they have an option to file a motion to see a judge or a court jurisdiction and say, this is just an expedition and i do not want to do it and have a judge make a determination, how to you all envision that same protection and same right and what we are talking about now? >> it depends on whether we are discussing a probable cause reg
that surpassed budget the most last year was our telephony business. we brought that into energy management, home security, where , hehe world will they go wants to have baby monitors, -- healthcare monitoring. we're working with healthcare providers to talk about the growing problem of diabetes in the country, should we be able to help you check in on demand, online, smart devices. it's a pretty exciting time. >> if you were watching cable in your house and something isn't working, you want to call the cable company -- >> that never happens. >> do you have any problems getting through? [laughter]>> i don't know what you're asking. neil smith is the head of cable. when steve burke moved over to nbc universal after 12 years of earning comcast cable and took us from two or 3 million customers to 20 and we became a cable company in 30 states, huge job. when neil got here, he wanted to make it work better, and it's all about improving service. although we are nowhere near where i would like us to be and where the definition of good service never ends, being able to self-help, get it right the first t
ignores the obvious point that if you expend more energy than you bring in, you die, whether a business, person, or country. the person who ignores that is against science. in the long run, a country that spends more than it raises cannot continue. it is an existential threat to our country. that was established by economist after economist. common sense confirms it. the federal debt, there's a bigger problem. >> let me quote dick cheney, who said ronald reagan taught us that deficits do not matter. dick cheney was wrong. he was wrong then and now. of course deficits matter, but any one of you who supported the bush plans has no right to speak. i helped bill clinton balance the budget and build a surplus. why? because we had good economic times. in good economic times, you pay down the deficit, but reagan and bush did not, and in bad you have to stimulate in the near term, as thank god president obama is doing. we democrats will balance the budget once again. >> paul, which is more important to america's pursuit of happiness -- which is more dangerous, excuse me, than a 357 magnum -- >>
to the unfair and inaccurate attack on a clean energy company that's located in my home state of nevada. the republican proposal refers to the solar reserve project as an ill-fate adventure. had he done his home work, budget committee chairman ryan would have discovered that this cutting edge solar project is not ill-fated but instead has long-term contract with our state's largest utility, it has created 450 good-paying jobs for nevadans and it's running on schedule and underbudget. the assertions being made in the republican budget undermine the success of renewable energy programs, the jobs they create and the investment they represent and our nation's future energy needs. in las vegas and across the country, americans have made it clear that our budget should be a path forward for a strong middle class and serious investment in the next generation of americans. let's reject these mathematical gimmicks and unstub staveragiated attacks and -- unsubstantiated attacks and get to work on a real budget. thank you and i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlem
energy stores that we have here so we can be energy independent. we have vast amounts of energy reserves we need to tap so we can put people to work, bring down gas prices, stretch paychecks further. we've got to control our spending appetite. we've got to reform programs like medicare so they're solvent. we've got to reform our safety net so it works to get people on their feet. that's what this budget does. in a nutshell, instead of spending $46 trillion over the next 10 years, as we're currently poised to spend, we spend $41 trillion. instead of growing spending 5% a year we grow at 3.4% a year. with all the predictions of doom and gloom and how evil and terrible and horrible or budget is, it increases spending every year by 3.4% a year instead of 5% a year. the difference is we balance the budget. the difference is we let families keep more of their own take-home pay. the difference is we make sure our kids inherit a debt-free future. the difference is we do what's necessary to create a healthy economy, more take-home pay, faster economic growth and better jobs. that's why we're here
on a personal note. i know how valuable the time and energy is of the american president, yourself. this is the 10th time we have met since you became president and since i became prime minister. you have chosen israel is your fort and then you -- venue your foreign visit and your second term. thank you for the investment you have made in our relationship and in strengthening that friendship and alliance between our two countries. it is deeply appreciated. you have come here on the eve of passover. i've always considered it it as our most cherished holiday. it celebrates the jewish passage from slavery to freedom. has alsohe ages, it inspired people struggling for freedom, including the founding fathers of the united states. it is a profound honor to host you, the leader of the free world, at this historic time in our ancient capital. mr. president, welcome to israel and jerusalem. [applause] thank you. thank you, prime minister netanyahu, for your kind words and your warm welcome. i want to express a special thanks to sarah and your two sons for their warmth and hospitality. it wa
and research, clean energy and housing. budgets should be designed to grow our economy and get people back to work. this republican budget does not reflect the values of our great nation. it will hurt our economy and it will hurt the american people. it says as yogi beara said, deja vu all over again. more tax breaks for the richest americans, big subsidies for big oil, tax subsidies to companies that ship jobs overseas at the expense of the middle class and working poor. our federal budget should honor the commitments we have made to our seniors, but this republican proposal would end the medicare guarantee as we know it, shifting rising health care costs to seniors. we should be educating our next leaders to enter the workplace successfully and making meaningful investments in rebuilding our crumbling infrastructure, bridges, rods and schools and put people back to work in jobs that help support families. but this budget makes deep cuts in rebuilding america and in education. according to the center for american progress, the republican budget proposal on the floor today would cut $1.2 t
of acquiring energy. there is an enormously negative impact on the global economy. particularly in asia. every adjourning area next to iran is susceptible to a local war which used to be called people's war. he wanted us to be passively friendly, expecting soviet reactions. likelyasked what is the soviet reaction by the president of the united states? they may state border incidents, we have had lots of them. usn he says they may invade from mongolia where they have 22 armored divisions and strike southward towards beijing directly. he says we will use people's war, and i know what he meant. the kind of things we experienced also. people's wars do not adequately . do not end quickly. we are not going to kill all iranians. even if they do these things in the region. the protracted conflict will make this experience a bit -- make this experience of a decade ago seemed like a trifle. therefore i am worried by we are trying to buy off this pressure the president is feeling for commitments to military action against iran without fully contemplating the large scale geopolitical consequences, the aff
of time and a lot of energy and effort making sure that scott walker and ron johnson won that primary. that was our decision. i would not have appreciated the national party coming in and telling the state of wisconsin i do not know about scott walker i think we will go with mark neumann. that is ridiculous. and that is the point. it is not that we want to handcuff ourself it is just not practical. it is not right. >> governors have gone on to be some of the most significant republican presidents in the last century -- nixon, reagan, bush. is the party doing enough to support the rising star governors once they get past the endorsement process? >> that is the plan for 2013 and 2014. i know our state parties do a lot of work. the rga does. we have a different party, too. 15 or 20 years ago or maybe more there wasn't an nrcc. there wasn't 10, 20 different 527's.r pacs and we have a big group of organizations involved in anding republicans conservatives elected. my job is to put together not only the best infrastructure and data and mechanics but we have our primary system that needs to
that is where the energy should go. the other end will take care of itself, if you can figure out some way, and i hope you do, break down those crazy wages for the c o's. host: what would you do? -- ceo's? host: what would you do? caller: i am not that smart. i wish that i knew. guest: one way would be to give shareholders the power to approve or disapprove, rubber- stamp top executive compensations for the president's and ceo's of these companies. you can believe that's these individual pension funds would never let these corporate executives get away with what they're getting away with. we have a moral compact in this country historic with that workers should get a minimum wage that meet their basic and essential necessities. if they are more productive because of automation and working twice as hard, they should share in those benefits. after all, those productive automations are written down very rapidly by crook -- but political pressure. it is a very mixed situation. i have to say, just from a decency point of view, the golden rule, never mind any laws, how can we a lot -- how can we
and mike gossly. i'm on energy and commerce now. but it was the inclusion of the minority in the legislative process and it was at the committee level you really blished your relationships. i know whether we spend less time or more time in washington nothing is going to work unless we come together at those times when we really get to know one another. in my opinion that is at the committee level. if we can do something and work something there. i'm not sure how leadership exerts its leadership on chairs and ranking members of committees and subcommittees. but there in lies the answer. it's a tremendous strength. i've always been hopeful that the chairs and the ranking members would understand the importance of including the minority. you know what happens when you are in the majority, you are going to win every one of the votes. it's just the way it was. but things change drastically. that is one of the answers. i don't think that we're ever going to get away from being partisan. your question of whether willing tons compromise and that you will survive an election becau
a lot of energy and resources into the inspections. there was very little reason at that point to be competent the inspections would be more productive this time around than they were before. what was interesting looking back is that we have lots of debate over should we do inspections, how should we do inspections, but there wasn't a debate from the right or the left or from our intelligence community colleagues, no one quarrels with the proposition that saddam hussein might not . ve wmd we argued over a lot of things, whether we should go to war, we have lots of debate over the building block issues that made at the general proposal that saddam hussein had wmd, but we never argued a central point. both sides, the left and right or wrong. the worldorld was -- was convinced that what was being hit in iraq wasn't there anymore. being in the middle of that argument was the toughest job i've tackled as an intelligence officer. it has had a lasting and i think positive effect on how we view our business. we have examined ourselves pretty thoroughly since then. i will turn to some l
to serve under a couple of chairs. it is totally different. i'm on energy and commerce now. it was the inclusion of the minority and the legislative process and it was the committee level that you establish your relationships. i know if we spend more or less time in washington nothing is going to work unless we come together at those times when we get to know one another. in my opinion, that is at the committee level. if we can do something and work something there -- i'm not sure how leadership exerts its influence on chairs and ranking members of committees and sub committees. but there lies the answer. i think it is a tremendous strength and i've always been hopeful that the chairs and the ranking members would understand the importance of including the minority. you know what happens, when you're the majority you're going to win every one of the votes. that is the way it was. but things change drastically. i think that is one of the answers. i don't think we're going to get away from being partisan. the question is, your willingness to compromise. that's it. and you wil
to supplement what would be the federal efforts. >> there is so much negative energy for opponents of the ach. when we are talking to our neighbors, not everyone knows it is a good thing. some people think they should wait. we want people to sign up. talking to a community-based organization -- there are a lot of resources but there will not be a perfect plan handed to you. do not wait. you can in do what your community to seek out these resources. to not wait until it comes to you. go to it. >> [indiscernible] one of the things we are trying to do is pass along the because it has been well articulated that there is a traditional role in helping the people they serve get access to these expanded programs. we need to put the tools in place. we coordinate a united states conference on aids every year. --bring healthcare divisors we bring healthcare divisors. this is how we will get ready to get the folks with the ach. you can meet in new orleans september 11. we have so much good information. i know you want to ask questions. we want to open it up for questions to our panelists and also for jen
. we would be wise to invest in more resilient infrastructure, n sustainible nonfossil energy sources. we as a country should rise to the challenge. the united states is not a poor impoverished nation, we are just acting like one. we should be investing as if we believe there is a future for us. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. for what purpose does the gentleman from texas rise? mr. olson: mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute and to revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman is recognized for one minute. mr. speaker, i rise today in strong support of the house republican budget. when a family racks up debt, it can take decades to pay off. the interest alone can add up to thousands of dollars. that's money that could be spent on braces, college tuition or bigger home. the same is true for government. ignoring our debt will force us to break promises we made to seniors and the poor. we won't be able to protect medicare, medicaid and social security for those who need it. the house
the party failed to harness the energy and enthusiasm of people who identify with the tea party? >> i do not think so. we control the house today because of the tea party. we gained because we had these new voters. i came into the republican party in 1984 from the democratic party. i was a reagan democrat. i changed, and at that time there was a lot of friction inside the party from these conservative democrats from the south and ethnic democrats in the northeast and midwest coming into the republican party, and we won. in 1994, a lot of perot voters were coming in. we'd won here we have had this tea party coming in, and there is friction, but we won the in the midterm. i think we will win again in the next midterm. i do not think friction inside a party is a sign of dynamism, and the fact is over time this friction will ease a little bit and the focus will be on how to weave when against democrats. -- how do we win against the democrats. >> if friction is good, it is overrated. i am glad that it is you all. in 1976 -- a guy crossed the finish line in the primary against reagan. the reag
powerful compared to even nuclear-weapons in terms of the amount of energy that the idea of modifying them is a daunting proposition. even if we are thinking in non- military terms about hurricanes, my understanding of the problem is that we are quite a ways away from being able to do that. one thing we do not understand is the implications of any intervention leawood try to carry out. these weather systems are intervention we would try to carry up. these budde systems are enormous. not since the debate is not important for the issue is irrelevant. i think we are a ways away from being able to do things with the weather. host: this point on our twitter host: let us go to ramie from baltimore, maryland. caller: a couple of quick points. i think we are talking about a missile system that is designed to do impact on the u.s.. am in the national shipping business. i have always contended that our biggest worry should be pakistan. the reason i am saying that is we have the caliban and al caliban al have the qaeda acquiring weapons through them. these containers to not even have to come off the
that showed up for that endorsement. we spent a lot of time and a lot of energy and effort making sure that scott walker and ron johnson won that primary. that was our decision. i would not have appreciated the national party countrymen and telling the state of wisconsin i do not know about scott walker i think we will go with mark neumann. that is ridiculous. that is the point. it is not that we want to handcuff ourself it is just not practical. it is not right. on to beors have gone some of the most significance president rick significant president's. -- the most significant presence. are you doing enough to support that? >> that is the plan for 2013 and 2014. i know our state parties do a lot of work. the rga does. we have a different party, it too. 15 or 20 years ago or maybe more there was not nrcc. there was not 10 or 20 different super pacs. we have a big group of organizations that are involved in getting republicans and conservatives elected. together notput only the best infrastructure and and overallhanics messaging. for the most are there are lots of players out there that
regularly to the international atomic energy agency in vienna. we continue to urge that the syrian regime be completely transparent about what it has been doing with respect to its nuclear program. with respect to access, we have long wanted that. we argued for it consistently. with the fighting in the area now, we would have to find out if it would want to go. >> you can address that at another time, the other question. thank you for the time. thank you, ambassador. >> thank you. we will go to david. >> thank you. thank you for convening this important hearing. thank you to the witnesses for their testimony. two questions. secretary carey has said the policy of the united states is to change aside = = assad's -- assad's calculations. i would like your assessment as to whether or not there is any evidence he has begun to change his calculation in that direction and whether or not there is a set of individuals the opposition might be prepared to negotiate with and whether the geneva framework makes any sense or if there is any prospect for its -- for resolution. i want to also thank you fo
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